News & Events

June 6, 2022: The online survey of the ERC project InfraNorth has been launched!

This survey focuses on the role of transport infrastructures in Arctic and sub-Arctic communities. It is anonymous, consists of seven (7) questions, and takes about 10 minutes to complete.The survey is available at https://sosci.univie.ac.at/InfraNorthQuestionnaire/All residents in Northern communities aged 18 years or more are invited to participate in the survey!

CfPs at InfraNorth events at VANDA 2022

ERC project “InfraNorth” (“Building Arctic Futures: Transport Infrastructure and Sustainable Northern Communities”) https://www.infranorth.eu/ will hold two events at the conference Vienna Anthropology Days taking place in Vienna on September 26-30, 2022. Please, feel free to submit your papers to the panel “Infrastructure and the Built Environment in the Anthropocene” and your expressions of interest to […]

March 26, 2022: Workshop on Arctic infrastructure and climate change

The community workshop on Arctic infrastructure and climate change “RATIC meets T-MOSAiC”, co-organized by Skip Walker, Peter Schweitzer and Olga Povoroznyuk at the Arctic Science Summit Week, from 14:00 – 18:00 CEST in Tromsø, Norway and online: https://www.assw.info/sessions/ratic-meets-t-mosaic Meeting Announcement PDF Please, join us – online participation is free!

February 26, 2022: Undermining the Earth? Infrastructural challenges to sustainability

The paper panel “Undermining the Earth? Infrastructural challenges to sustainability”, co-organized by Mia Bennett, Peter Schweitzer and Olga Povoroznyuk at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, three sessions starting from 8:00 – 12:40 Eastern Time, online Session 1 https://aag-annualmeeting.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/19/sessiongallery/2922 Session 2 https://aag-annualmeeting.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/19/sessiongallery/3105 Session 3 https://aag-annualmeeting.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/19/sessiongallery/3144 Call for Papers: Sessions Abstract PDF

November 8, 2021: Article co-authored by PI Peter Schweitzer

PI Peter Schweitzer is co-author of a recently published article in Environmental Research Letters about “Expanding infrastructure and growing anthropogenic impacts along Arctic coasts”. The article was prominently featured by the European Space Agency. The article is available for open acess at this link. (Copyright Picture: Bartsch et al. (2021), permafrost in background (light grey area) – year […]

November 20, 2021: ASEEES Roundtable on Siberian and Northern Studies

Olga Povoroznyuk and Peter Schweitzer will be talking about the anthropology of transport infrastructures in the North at the 2021 Convention of the American Society of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies in New Orleans, USA. The roundtable discussion “Searching for Siberia: Interdisciplinary Approaches and Transnational Perspectives” will take place on Saturday, November 20, 2021, […]

November 4, 2021: Presentation at Anthropology of Technology Conference

Philipp Budka, InfraNorth’s North American study region lead, is giving a talk on digital and transport infrastructures in remote communities in Canada at the Anthropology of Technology Conference in Aarhus, Denmark (Nov. 4-5, 2021). His paper discusses aspects of the similarities and differences of digital and transport infrastructures by building on fieldwork on digital infrastructures […]